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and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.
Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man.
For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.
then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them to death; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor's wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.
"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span?
For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.
"Therefore my harp is turned to mourning, And my flute to the sound of those who weep.
Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water?
But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degree--in order not to say too much--to all of you.
Now Joshua rose early in the morning and mustered the people, and he went up with the elders of Israel before the people to Ai.
"But finally Daniel came in before me, whose name is Belteshazzar according to the name of my god, and in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and I related the dream to him, saying,
Then Moses spoke to Aaron, and to his surviving sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, "Take the grain offering that is left over from the LORD'S offerings by fire and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy.
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.
The LORD judges the peoples; Vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.
So Hiram sent word to Solomon, saying, "I have heard the message which you have sent me; I will do what you desire concerning the cedar and cypress timber.
So they seized her, and when she arrived at the horses' entrance of the king's house, she was put to death there.
Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?"
He called to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, have You also brought calamity to the widow with whom I am staying, by causing her son to die?"
Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.
Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries, And all your enemies will be cut off.
So they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines to them and said, "What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?" And they said, "Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought around to Gath." And they brought the ark of the God of Israel around.
This is the copy of the letter which Tattenai, the governor of the province beyond the River, and Shethar-bozenai and his colleagues the officials, who were beyond the River, sent to Darius the king.
"If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,
Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."
whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,
so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
The spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, "Please show us the entrance to the city and we will treat you kindly."
"If we have built us an altar to turn away from following the LORD, or if to offer a burnt offering or grain offering on it, or if to offer sacrifices of peace offerings on it, may the LORD Himself require it.
Then Ziba said to the king, "According to all that my lord the king commands his servant so your servant will do." So Mephibosheth ate at David's table as one of the king's sons.
They answered them and said, "He is; see, he is ahead of you. Hurry now, for he has come into the city today, for the people have a sacrifice on the high place today.
Serug, Nahor, Terah,
'So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'"
The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.
"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."
'Nevertheless you shall not build the house, but your son who will be born to you, he shall build the house for My name.'
"Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.
Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number.
Then Amnon hated her with a very great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, "Get up, go away!"
Of the sons of Simeon, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, their numbered men, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,
"All the offerings of the holy gifts, which the sons of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, as a perpetual allotment It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the LORD to you and your descendants with you."
"I have surely built You a lofty house, A place for Your dwelling forever."
"It shall come about if he says to you, 'I will not go out from you,' because he loves you and your household, since he fares well with you;
The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.
and the sons of Israel set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai Then the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets.
Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.
"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
Now Saul's watchmen in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude melted away; and they went here and there.
Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber;
In the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again.
For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.
And again He said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.
"But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?
"I have cut off nations; Their corner towers are in ruins. I have made their streets desolate, With no one passing by; Their cities are laid waste, Without a man, without an inhabitant.
'But if the man has no relative to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution which is made for the wrong must go to the LORD for the priest, besides the ram of atonement, by which atonement is made for him.
If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;
The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook, Drag them away with their net, And gather them together in their fishing net. Therefore they rejoice and are glad.
And Paul said, "I would wish to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains."
In dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.
"Thus you will know that I am the LORD; for you have not walked in My statutes nor have you executed My ordinances, but have acted according to the ordinances of the nations around you."'"
A day of wrath is that day, A day of trouble and distress, A day of destruction and desolation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness,
So the king's scribes were called at that time in the third month (that is, the month Sivan), on the twenty-third day; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded to the Jews, the satraps, the governors and the princes of the provinces which extended from India to Ethiopia, 127 provinces, to every province according to its script, and to every people according to their language as well as to the Jews according to their script and their language.
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had directed, saying, "Return to me on the third day."
but repays those who hate Him to their faces, to destroy them; He will not delay with him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face.
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
When the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept.
When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely;
You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;
that Hadad fled to Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, while Hadad was a young boy.
It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
"Yet you were not willing to go up, but rebelled against the command of the LORD your God;
"You will sow but you will not reap You will tread the olive but will not anoint yourself with oil; And the grapes, but you will not drink wine.
The inscription of the charge against Him read, "THE KING OF THE JEWS."
"By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly.
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand, the donkey turned off from the way and went into the field; but Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back into the way.
Jerusalem sinned greatly, Therefore she has become an unclean thing All who honored her despise her Because they have seen her nakedness; Even she herself groans and turns away.
Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!
Though he flourishes among the reeds, An east wind will come, The wind of the LORD coming up from the wilderness; And his fountain will become dry And his spring will be dried up; It will plunder his treasury of every precious article.
and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.
or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.
"He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants.
Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
"I opened to my beloved, But my beloved had turned away and had gone! My heart went out to him as he spoke I searched for him but I did not find him; I called him but he did not answer me.
Then they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had promised; and he drove out from there the three sons of Anak.
for the LORD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you, and He will wipe you off the face of the earth.
"All the kings of the nations lie in glory, Each in his own tomb.
then I will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins.
In the twilight, in the evening, In the middle of the night and in the darkness.
David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.
The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.
These are their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;
and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
"Then all of you approached me and said, 'Let us send men before us, that they may search out the land for us, and bring back to us word of the way by which we should go up and the cities which we shall enter.'
otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,
The adversary has stretched out his hand Over all her precious things, For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary, The ones whom You commanded That they should not enter into Your congregation.
For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified.
"But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face
["But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."]
"So it shall serve as a sign on your hand and as phylacteries on your forehead, for with a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt."
"Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother;
Of the sons of Judah, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,
"If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.
'AND I WILL GRANT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BELOW, BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND VAPOR OF SMOKE.
nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
'But now I will not treat the remnant of this people as in the former days,' declares the LORD of hosts.
Therefore King Darius signed the document, that is, the injunction.
Moreover, Josiah removed the mediums and the spiritists and the teraphim and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.
A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.
"I am black but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon.
"Has this thing been done by my lord the king, and you have not shown to your servants who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?"
And the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not listen to them, just as the LORD had spoken to Moses.
He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my imprisonment for the gospel;
He said to them, "My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father."
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
"Furthermore, I withheld the rain from you While there were still three months until harvest Then I would send rain on one city And on another city I would not send rain; One part would be rained on, While the part not rained on would dry up.
"You shall betroth a wife, but another man will violate her; you shall build a house, but you will not live in it; you shall plant a vineyard, but you will not use its fruit.
For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord's freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ's slave.
Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the LORD'S wrath; And all the earth will be devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will make a complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.
saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
It will be a day for building your walls. On that day will your boundary be extended.
The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now the name of the city was formerly Luz).
"And Jacob went down to Egypt and there he and our fathers died.
The shields of his mighty men are colored red, The warriors are dressed in scarlet, The chariots are enveloped in flashing steel When he is prepared to march, And the cypress spears are brandished.
behold, I am going to arouse them from the place where you have sold them, and return your recompense on your head.
Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God.
"Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me.
So they each took his own censer and put fire on it, and laid incense on it; and they stood at the doorway of the tent of meeting, with Moses and Aaron.
and he took food and was strengthened. Now for several days he was with the disciples who were at Damascus,
And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel, Who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath, And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad Will possess the cities of the Negev.
Then Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they would be the LORD'S people, also between the king and the people.
Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He."
Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it."
There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.
"Now behold, you rely on the staff of this crushed reed, even on Egypt; on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who rely on him.
Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD.
And as raiders wait for a man, So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely they have committed crime.
For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
"Whatever is needed, both young bulls, rams, and lambs for a burnt offering to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and anointing oil, as the priests in Jerusalem request, it is to be given to them daily without fail,
"And when your children say to you, 'What does this rite mean to you?'
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?
Then Balak said to Balaam, "Do not curse them at all nor bless them at all!"
"And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."
"If you will not listen to the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the command of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
'For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.'"
The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
Then the king faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.
His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
"From there they were removed to Shechem and laid in the tomb which Abraham had purchased for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.
"Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?"
Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.
For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.
who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me.
"Moreover, their wealth will become plunder And their houses desolate; Yes, they will build houses but not inhabit them, And plant vineyards but not drink their wine."
"Then the LORD said to me, 'Arise, go down from here quickly, for your people whom you brought out of Egypt have acted corruptly They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them; they have made a molten image for themselves.'
Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, "You are the Son of God!"
The king vowed and said, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,
"AND IN HIS NAME THE GENTILES WILL HOPE."
Then the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter, that magnificent price at which I was valued by them." So I took the thirty shekels of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
"And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.
yet for love's sake I rather appeal to you--since I am such a person as Paul, the aged, and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus--
He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.
"So also I will make you sick, striking you down, Desolating you because of your sins.
the sons of Shephatiah, 372;
So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.
"When you enter your neighbor's vineyard, then you may eat grapes until you are fully satisfied, but you shall not put any in your basket.
Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You."
"You are not to say, 'It is a conspiracy!' In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
They dedicated part of the spoil won in battles to repair the house of the LORD.
When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.
The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth.
"Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven'; or to say, 'Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk'?
A man there said, "Now, who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb: "Is Saul also among the prophets?"
Then the LORD said to Aaron, "You shall have no inheritance in their land nor own any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the sons of Israel.
'He may eat the food of his God, both of the most holy and of the holy,
And He earnestly warned them not to tell who He was.
"All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land," says the LORD of hosts.
For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before our God on your account,
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.
Timothy my fellow worker greets you, and so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.
The head is the elder and honorable man, And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail.
"But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.
"Now in those times many will rise up against the king of the South; the violent ones among your people will also lift themselves up in order to fulfill the vision, but they will fall down.
Thus says the LORD concerning all My wicked neighbors who strike at the inheritance with which I have endowed My people Israel, "Behold I am about to uproot them from their land and will uproot the house of Judah from among them.
'Is it not laid up in store with Me, Sealed up in My treasuries?
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
The men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and struck them down as far as below Beth-car.
"So you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting You shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel,
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
"They did not say, 'Where is the LORD Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and of pits, Through a land of drought and of deep darkness, Through a land that no one crossed And where no man dwelt?'
Under the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward the other; each one also had two wings covering its body on the one side and on the other.
Then the LORD will be zealous for His land And will have pity on His people.
The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification.
for He had healed many, with the result that all those who had afflictions pressed around Him in order to touch Him.
The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.
So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger.
'But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the LORD his guilt offering for that in which he has sinned, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
"I will make the lame a remnant And the outcasts a strong nation, And the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on and forever.
"A BATTERED REED HE WILL NOT BREAK OFF, AND A SMOLDERING WICK HE WILL NOT PUT OUT, UNTIL HE LEADS JUSTICE TO VICTORY.
whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.
and Ahimaaz became the father of Azariah, and Azariah became the father of Johanan,
All her people groan seeking bread; They have given their precious things for food To restore their lives themselves "See, O LORD, and look, For I am despised."
Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did the same with their secret arts.
Pick up your bundle from the ground, You who dwell under siege!
The people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who survived Joshua, who had seen all the great work of the LORD which He had done for Israel.
"So I will tear down the wall which you plastered over with whitewash and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation is laid bare; and when it falls, you will be consumed in its midst And you will know that I am the LORD.
"The one with whom you find your gods shall not live; in the presence of our kinsmen point out what is yours among my belongings and take it for yourself." For Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor, and their armies with them, about 15,000 men, all who were left of the entire army of the sons of the east; for the fallen were 120,000 swordsmen.
But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house, At Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You.
So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword, but they let the man and all his family go free.
When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, "What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; To your tents, O Israel! Now look after your own house, David!" So Israel departed to their tents.
The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;
Jesus answered them, "I did one deed, and you all marvel.
and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.
"These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."
So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved."
Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,
'For the king will hear and deliver his maidservant from the hand of the man who would destroy both me and my son from the inheritance of God.'
And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever,
Then Solomon said, "You have shown great lovingkindness to Your servant David my father, according as he walked before You in truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward You; and You have reserved for him this great lovingkindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
And I urge you all the more to do this, so that I may be restored to you the sooner.
"Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your sight? Behold, I, even I, have seen it," declares the LORD.
Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you;
"Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace. And now
Then those of the Negev will possess the mountain of Esau, And those of the Shephelah the Philistine plain; Also, possess the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria, And Benjamin will possess Gilead.
Then behold, the man clothed in linen at whose loins was the writing case reported, saying, "I have done just as You have commanded me."
She looked and behold, the king was standing by the pillar, according to the custom, with the captains and the trumpeters beside the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced and blew trumpets Then Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, "Treason! Treason!"
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand.
To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law;
"This also will be my salvation, For a godless man may not come before His presence.
"Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt."
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God.
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, "How did the Spirit of the LORD pass from me to speak to you?"
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.
so that the LORD may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants Let the bridegroom come out of his room And the bride out of her bridal chamber.
Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
And He said to me, "Go in and see the wicked abominations that they are committing here."
I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, "You are exacting usury, each from his brother!" Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.
Elijah said to him, "Elisha, please stay here, for the LORD has sent me to Jericho " But he said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they came to Jericho.
Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.
Each man must remain in that condition in which he was called.
'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.
Likewise the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, and the LORD was with them.
"The thing pleased me and I took twelve of your men, one man for each tribe.
And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
by driving out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken.
and I said to you, "I am the LORD your God; you shall not fear the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live. But you have not obeyed Me."'"
Now the booty that remained from the spoil which the men of war had plundered was 675,000 sheep,
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
Rehum the commander and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to King Artaxerxes, as follows--
Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off;
"O Lord, in accordance with all Your righteous acts, let now Your anger and Your wrath turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us.
Now Solomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and exalted him greatly.
And the woman took a covering and spread it over the well's mouth and scattered grain on it, so that nothing was known.
He said, "Take them alive." So they took them alive and killed them at the pit of Beth-eked, forty-two men; and he left none of them.
And He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who dips with Me in the bowl.
Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.
Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.
Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer.
of Malluchi, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
Her uncleanness was in her skirts; She did not consider her future Therefore she has fallen astonishingly; She has no comforter "See, O LORD, my affliction, For the enemy has magnified himself!"
Therefore the Lord does not take pleasure in their young men, Nor does He have pity on their orphans or their widows; For every one of them is godless and an evildoer, And every mouth is speaking foolishness In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.
and the ostrich and the owl and the sea gull and the hawk in its kind,
and say to them, 'Listen to the word of the LORD, kings of Judah, and all Judah and all inhabitants of Jerusalem who come in through these gates:
saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."
But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned.
Then He cried out to me and spoke to me saying, "See, those who are going to the land of the north have appeased My wrath in the land of the north."
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Your hand Do not forget the afflicted.
"But whenever raw flesh appears on him, he shall be unclean.
And He answered them and said, "O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!"
and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who lived in Aroer, even to Nebo and Baal-meon.
Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we?
Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared.
For it came about, when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, and had struck down every male in Edom
I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls If I love you more, am I to be loved less?
Also the people from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem were coming together, bringing people who were sick or afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all being healed.
their numbered men of the tribe of Simeon were 59,300.
"But whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire."
They answered and said, "John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again."
So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life."
'Now I will shortly pour out My wrath on you and spend My anger against you; judge you according to your ways and bring on you all your abominations.
"Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it all alone.
and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it."
For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am slinging out the inhabitants of the land At this time, And will cause them distress, That they may be found."
"But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,
and Eber lived four hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and he had other sons and daughters.
And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply.
Their children whom He raised up in their place, Joshua circumcised; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them along the way.
For at the voice of the LORD Assyria will be terrified, When He strikes with the rod.
'In respect to an ox or a lamb which has an overgrown or stunted member, you may present it for a freewill offering, but for a vow it will not be accepted.
"AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
"THEREFORE I WAS ANGRY WITH THIS GENERATION, AND SAID, 'THEY ALWAYS GO ASTRAY IN THEIR HEART, AND THEY DID NOT KNOW MY WAYS';
The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it to her.
For the iniquity of the daughter of my people Is greater than the sin of Sodom, Which was overthrown as in a moment, And no hands were turned toward her.
And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an angel.
The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight.
And He began teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all.
I will bring distress on men So that they will walk like the blind, Because they have sinned against the LORD; And their blood will be poured out like dust And their flesh like dung.
so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk.
Now the rest of the acts of Joash and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself before the king and said, "May my lord King David live forever."
So the LORD God appointed a plant and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. And Jonah was extremely happy about the plant.
We have sent along with him the brother whose fame in the things of the gospel has spread through all the churches;
"The LORD shall reign forever and ever."
Now Saul and his son Jonathan and the people who were present with them were staying in Geba of Benjamin while the Philistines camped at Michmash.
and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
"Is it nothing to all you who pass this way? Look and see if there is any pain like my pain Which was severely dealt out to me, Which the LORD inflicted on the day of His fierce anger.
Make every effort to come to me soon;
And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!
Then on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their tents, rejoicing and happy of heart because of the goodness that the LORD had shown to David and to Solomon and to His people Israel.
"The yoke of my transgressions is bound; By His hand they are knit together They have come upon my neck; He has made my strength fail The Lord has given me into the hands Of those against whom I am not able to stand.
And Jesus answered and said to him, "It is said, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"
forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
"Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect, And you would be steadfast and not fear.
There was no day like that before it or after it, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel.
And He said to the disciples, "The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and, "God has visited His people!"
Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, from first to last, behold, are they not written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel?
in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
'Since the day that I brought My people Israel from Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, but I chose David to be over My people Israel.'
For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.
Do give heed to me, O LORD, And listen to what my opponents are saying!
I think then that this is good in view of the present distress, that it is good for a man to remain as he is.
"But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder.
"THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS";
But be that as it may, I did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I took you in by deceit.
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen;
They found written in the law how the LORD had commanded through Moses that the sons of Israel should live in booths during the feast of the seventh month.
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him
but as it is written, "THEY WHO HAD NO NEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND."
"From the descendants of this man, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus,
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
"Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.
"Have I now come up without the LORD'S approval against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Go up against this land and destroy it.'"'"
Then I said, "Let them put a clean turban on his head." So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments, while the angel of the LORD was standing by.
"You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations.
having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;
"He will not return again to his house, Nor will his place know him anymore.
Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.
and his kinsmen, heads of fathers' households, 242; and Amashsai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
Then it came about on the fourth day that they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband, so that he will tell us the riddle, or we will burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us to impoverish us? Is this not so?"
But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
the sons of Shephatiah, 372;
He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.
"Therefore wait for Me," declares the LORD, "For the day when I rise up as a witness Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them My indignation, All My burning anger; For all the earth will be devoured By the fire of My zeal.
so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys.
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.'
"Let all their wickedness come before You; And deal with them as You have dealt with me For all my transgressions; For my groans are many and my heart is faint."
"He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers.
"Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;
"Now if it is not so, who can prove me a liar, And make my speech worthless?"
Now in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being then the king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah became king.
But he did not give any to the sons of Kohath because theirs was the service of the holy objects, which they carried on the shoulder.
For Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod will be driven out at noon And Ekron will be uprooted.
'Where can we go up? Our brethren have made our hearts melt, saying, "The people are bigger and taller than we; the cities are large and fortified to heaven. And besides, we saw the sons of the Anakim there."'
saying, "THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT WHICH GOD COMMANDED YOU."
So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.
and questioned them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?"
I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, Nor did I exult Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone, For You filled me with indignation.
But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.
Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these."
not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.
Then Hazael said, "But what is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" And Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram."
Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God Stand firm in it!
But others were saying, "He is Elijah " And others were saying, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old."
A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He was performing on those who were sick.
"Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him, Even mockery and insinuations against him And say, 'Woe to him who increases what is not his-- For how long-- And makes himself rich with loans?'
But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good.
And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.
Abram, that is Abraham.
Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house,
At that very time He cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits; and He gave sight to many who were blind.
"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.
When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king's house and burned the king's house over him with fire, and died,
Then Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples.
And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him."
Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net And burn incense to their fishing net; Because through these things their catch is large, And their food is plentiful.
and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'
"HAVING EYES, DO YOU NOT SEE? AND HAVING EARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR? And do you not remember,
For if that which fades away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.
Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.
Therefore when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper,
Mordecai told him all that had happened to him, and the exact amount of money that Haman had promised to pay to the king's treasuries for the destruction of the Jews.
but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
for she was saying to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will get well."
Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?'
Strangers devour his strength, Yet he does not know it; Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him, Yet he does not know it.
"Also I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the sons of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a distant nation," for the LORD has spoken.
"The LORD is righteous; For I have rebelled against His command; Hear now, all peoples, And behold my pain; My virgins and my young men Have gone into captivity.
After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was.
"The peasantry ceased, they ceased in Israel, Until I, Deborah, arose, Until I arose, a mother in Israel.
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.
When a man lays hold of his brother in his father's house, saying, "You have a cloak, you shall be our ruler, And these ruins will be under your charge,"
For this reason also the people went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign.
And in the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the text of the letter was written in Aramaic and translated from Aramaic.
But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone,
Then they said to one another, "We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, but we are keeping silent; if we wait until morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household."
"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest"--
Now when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repair of the walls of Jerusalem went on, and that the breaches began to be closed, they were very angry.
The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"
Thus Korah assembled all the congregation against them at the doorway of the tent of meeting. And the glory of the LORD appeared to all the congregation.
and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them.
Now the same night it came about that the LORD said to him, "Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hands.
Now the heart of the king of Aram was enraged over this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, "Will you tell me which of us is for the king of Israel?"
And King Jehoram went out of Samaria at that time and mustered all Israel.
and Pathrusim and Casluhim (from which came the Philistines) and Caphtorim.
Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.
And behold, one who resembled a human being was touching my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke and said to him who was standing before me, "O my lord, as a result of the vision anguish has come upon me, and I have retained no strength.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Now there was a large herd of swine feeding nearby on the mountain.
He has walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my chain heavy.
Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!
Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying,
"Then the trees said to the vine, 'You come, reign over us!'
Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.
and He said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.
and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
When Joshua had dismissed the people, the sons of Israel went each to his inheritance to possess the land.
Afterward, however, the people moved out from Hazeroth and camped in the wilderness of Paran.
After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.
from Aram and Moab and the sons of Ammon and the Philistines and Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time;
Ephraim has provoked to bitter anger; So his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him And bring back his reproach to him.
But she said to him, "No, because this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other that you have done to me!" Yet he would not listen to her.
Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.
"Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight."
"He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.
King David also dedicated these to the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued:
All these were of costly stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court.
So David arose early in the morning and left the flock with a keeper and took the supplies and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the circle of the camp while the army was going out in battle array shouting the war cry.
So the closest relative said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." And he removed his sandal.
"So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.
He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus, and sealed it with the king's signet ring, and sent letters by couriers on horses, riding on steeds sired by the royal stud.
Anyone who is found will be thrust through, And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
"Therefore you will have no one stretching a measuring line For you by lot in the assembly of the LORD.
and said to him, "Run, speak to that young man, saying, 'Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it.
'As for the promise which I made you when you came out of Egypt, My Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear!'
"Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, dedicating it to Him, to burn fragrant incense before Him and to set out the showbread continually, and to offer burnt offerings morning and evening, on sabbaths and on new moons and on the appointed feasts of the LORD our God, this being required forever in Israel.
"Send to all the exiles, saying, 'Thus says the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite, "Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, although I did not send him, and he has made you trust in a lie,"
"Why do you persecute me as God does, And are not satisfied with my flesh?
Now this is the account of the forced labor which King Solomon levied to build the house of the LORD, his own house, the Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.
I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men."'
Jeuz, Sachia, Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers' households.
"So I said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey."'
"The Lord has rejected all my strong men In my midst; He has called an appointed time against me To crush my young men; The Lord has trodden as in a wine press The virgin daughter of Judah.
To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison But in whatever respect anyone else is bold--I speak in foolishness--I am just as bold myself.
"But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep.
and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
"Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.
For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles.
The Jews then did not believe it of him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight,
surely as I vowed to you by the LORD the God of Israel, saying, 'Your son Solomon shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place'; I will indeed do so this day."
Elisha said to him, "Take a bow and arrows." So he took a bow and arrows.
Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, "Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him and he did not listen to our voice. How then can we tell him that the child is dead, since he might do himself harm!"
When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, "Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?"
"Now may the LORD show lovingkindness and truth to you; and I also will show this goodness to you, because you have done this thing.
"Let our leaders represent the whole assembly and let all those in our cities who have married foreign wives come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of each city, until the fierce anger of our God on account of this matter is turned away from us."
for we have heard him say that this Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy this place and alter the customs which Moses handed down to us."
'You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD.'"
Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest."
Now she had on a long-sleeved garment; for in this manner the virgin daughters of the king dressed themselves in robes. Then his attendant took her out and locked the door behind her.
So he departed from Elisha and returned to his master, who said to him, "What did Elisha say to you?" And he answered, "He told me that you would surely recover."
The border continued to the side of Beth-hoglah northward; and the border ended at the north bay of the Salt Sea, at the south end of the Jordan. This was the south border.
"From on high He sent fire into my bones, And it prevailed over them He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back; He has made me desolate, Faint all day long.
"Am I the sea, or the sea monster, That You set a guard over me?
and the LORD sent you on a mission, and said, 'Go and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are exterminated.'
"And while John was completing his course, he kept saying, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold, one is coming after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'
'THEREFORE MY HEART WAS GLAD AND MY TONGUE EXULTED; MOREOVER MY FLESH ALSO WILL LIVE IN HOPE;
So Naaman came with his horses and his chariots and stood at the doorway of the house of Elisha.
for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
'They shall leave none of it until morning, nor break a bone of it; according to all the statute of the Passover they shall observe it.
"For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
"As for that night, let darkness seize it; Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; Let it not come into the number of the months.
So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Then Barak said to her, "If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go."
But when they had ordered them to leave the Council, they began to confer with one another,
who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being cured.
When Delilah saw that he had told her all that was in his heart, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, "Come up once more, for he has told me all that is in his heart." Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hands.
But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"
"The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
The queen entered the banquet hall because of the words of the king and his nobles; the queen spoke and said, "O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts alarm you or your face be pale.
Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean."
All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied.
Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.
But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asa's heart was blameless all his days.
men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
'Now he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, and behold, he pledged his allegiance, yet did all these things; he shall not escape.'"
Now these are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
Mizraim became the father of Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim
"And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also.
"With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him.
Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
These are their genealogies: the firstborn of Ishmael was Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
Of the sons of Issachar, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.
'Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice, And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!
"For how can such a servant of my lord talk with such as my lord? As for me, there remains just now no strength in me, nor has any breath been left in me."
"Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed."
And Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds who were appointed over the army and said to them, "Bring her out between the ranks, and whoever follows her put to death with the sword." For the priest said, "Let her not be put to death in the house of the LORD."
And He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.
so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh.
Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, Dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain So Jerusalem will be holy, And strangers will pass through it no more.
Then Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years after he became the father of Kenan, and he had other sons and daughters.
The LORD called yet again, "Samuel!" So Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he answered, "I did not call, my son, lie down again."
so that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."
Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
"Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first."
Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan, As the portion of your inheritance."
"Then you shall gather all its booty into the middle of its open square and burn the city and all its booty with fire as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God; and it shall be a ruin forever. It shall never be rebuilt.
"Aaron shall carry the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of judgment over his heart when he enters the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
"O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name."
"And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
The man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz which is its name to this day.
Enosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan.
"Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
For he has said, "By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this, For I have understanding; And I removed the boundaries of the peoples And plundered their treasures, And like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants,
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
Their land has also been filled with idols; They worship the work of their hands, That which their fingers have made.
and the kite and the falcon in its kind,
Then the king said to me, "What would you request?" So I prayed to the God of heaven.
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.
so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
So Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families.
The fat and the kidneys and the lobe of the liver of the sin offering, he then offered up in smoke on the altar just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law.
Then he said to him, "Come home with me and eat bread."
Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.
"For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day.
And He said, "Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain."
"I said, 'Surely you will revere Me, Accept instruction ' So her dwelling will not be cut off According to all that I have appointed concerning her But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "This also I will let the house of Israel ask Me to do for them: I will increase their men like a flock.
When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and went down to Antioch.
Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning the redemption and the exchange of land to confirm any matter: a man removed his sandal and gave it to another; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.
These were the sons of Levi according to their fathers' households, even the heads of the fathers' households of those of them who were counted, in the number of names by their census, doing the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from twenty years old and upward.
"O earth, do not cover my blood, And let there be no resting place for my cry.
The covered way for the sabbath which they had built in the house, and the outer entry of the king, he removed from the house of the LORD because of the king of Assyria.
For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly.
"For these things I weep; My eyes run down with water; Because far from me is a comforter, One who restores my soul. My children are desolate Because the enemy has prevailed."
O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.
The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, "The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior."
He also made ten basins in which to wash, and he set five on the right side and five on the left to rinse things for the burnt offering; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.
There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.
"According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it.
At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.
David became greater and greater, for the LORD God of hosts was with him.
You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone;
He had written in the letter, saying, "Place Uriah in the front line of the fiercest battle and withdraw from him, so that he may be struck down and die."
"Then You came down on Mount Sinai, And spoke with them from heaven; You gave them just ordinances and true laws, Good statutes and commandments.
Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.
The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,
"He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.
DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS,
For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision.
He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hand, saying,
Tamar his daughter-in-law bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
It came about when Israel became strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they did not drive them out completely.
And He said to them, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
When they began singing and praising, the LORD set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed.
"Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?
I said, "What is it?" And he said, "This is the ephah going forth." Again he said, "This is their appearance in all the land
'All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.
So David made a name for himself when he returned from killing 18,000 Arameans in the Valley of Salt.
When they had departed from him (for they left him very sick), his own servants conspired against him because of the blood of the son of Jehoiada the priest, and murdered him on his bed. So he died, and they buried him in the city of David, but they did not bury him in the tombs of the kings.
And he got up and immediately picked up the pallet and went out in the sight of everyone, so that they were all amazed and were glorifying God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this."
This He was saying to test him, for He Himself knew what He was intending to do.
The money from the guilt offerings and the money from the sin offerings was not brought into the house of the LORD; it was for the priests.
Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten.
Now these are the generations of Perez: to Perez was born Hezron,
But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you.
The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,
"Now, why do you cry out loudly? Is there no king among you, Or has your counselor perished, That agony has gripped you like a woman in childbirth?
So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men,
Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
"I was also blameless toward Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.
"The people also to whom they are prophesying will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and there will be no one to bury them--neither them, nor their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters--for I will pour out their own wickedness on them.
When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair?
So it was as Joab kept watch on the city, that he put Uriah at the place where he knew there were valiant men.
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.
and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil of the sanctuary.
'The remainder of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons: a thing most holy, of the offerings to the LORD by fire.
"But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark--you and your sons and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.
They said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish."
It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance.
He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.
"I thought, 'After she has done all these things she will return to Me'; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
"These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
"And after he had been set outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him away and nurtured him as her own son.
So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.
Then I cut in pieces my second staff Union, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
All of them conspired together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause a disturbance in it.
"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'
and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite."
"For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel,
He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, The ancient hills collapsed His ways are everlasting.
But I urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.
'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
"But me, even me your servant, and Zadok the priest and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and your servant Solomon, he has not invited.
and another company turned toward Beth-horon, and another company turned toward the border which overlooks the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.
"But as the time of the promise was approaching which God had assured to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them.
Saul then said, "Thus you shall say to David, 'The king does not desire any dowry except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to take vengeance on the king's enemies '" Now Saul planned to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.
I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart,
They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.
And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth."
Hear this word which I take up for you as a dirge, O house of Israel:
Then I looked again at vanity under the sun.
"My servants will bring them down from Lebanon to the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place where you direct me, and I will have them broken up there, and you shall carry them away Then you shall accomplish my desire by giving food to my household."
"However, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your gates, whatever you desire, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you; the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and the deer.
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go and take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.
All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.
There came other small boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
They came to the middle of the house as if to get wheat, and they struck him in the belly; and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.
All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they?
"Have I covered my transgressions like Adam, By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,
So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
"So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer.
"So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.
"For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
So Hathach went out to Mordecai to the city square in front of the king's gate.
Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.
but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you
But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
And my hand reached to the riches of the peoples like a nest, And as one gathers abandoned eggs, I gathered all the earth; And there was not one that flapped its wing or opened its beak or chirped."
The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?"
They were even more astonished and said to Him, "Then who can be saved?"
Then Hezekiah said, "Now that you have consecrated yourselves to the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the house of the LORD " And the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all those who were willing brought burnt offerings.
Now these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in the cave at Makkedah.
that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.
These were the chief officers of King Solomon, two hundred and fifty who ruled over the people.
The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; they were very numerous. There had never been so many locusts, nor would there be so many again.
"For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
But Joab said to him, "You are not the man to carry news this day, but you shall carry news another day; however, you shall carry no news today because the king's son is dead."
And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out the demons.
The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.
Their land has also been filled with silver and gold And there is no end to their treasures; Their land has also been filled with horses And there is no end to their chariots.
So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent.
The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know of which one He was speaking.
and began saying to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?"
And He said, "Bring them here to Me."
Now when they came into the house, as he was lying on his bed in his bedroom, they struck him and killed him and beheaded him. And they took his head and traveled by way of the Arabah all night.
It came about when the king of Ai saw it, that the men of the city hurried and rose up early and went out to meet Israel in battle, he and all his people at the appointed place before the desert plain. But he did not know that there was an ambush against him behind the city.
"For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, 'AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS'; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment."
He issued a proclamation and it said, "In Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water.
'O Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, since I know that a spirit of the holy gods is in you and no mystery baffles you, tell me the visions of my dream which I have seen, along with its interpretation.
For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
While Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you.
The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush.
A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.
But as for the sons of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,
that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
But he said to Him, "Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!"
The king of the sons of Ammon said to the messengers of Jephthah, "Because Israel took away my land when they came up from Egypt, from the Arnon as far as the Jabbok and the Jordan; therefore, return them peaceably now."
"Therefore, you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgments which I am commanding you today, to do them.
And he took about 5,000 men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.
"But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground."
Then he said, "Tomorrow." So he said, "May it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like the LORD our God.
"For you would forget your trouble, As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.
"If you yourself do not know, Most beautiful among women, Go forth on the trail of the flock And pasture your young goats By the tents of the shepherds.
What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?
but how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself."
There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.
Now in the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
"But no longer prophesy at Bethel, for it is a sanctuary of the king and a royal residence."
Thus says the LORD of hosts, "They will thoroughly glean as the vine the remnant of Israel; Pass your hand again like a grape gatherer Over the branches."
So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal There they also offered sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, "We shall hear you again concerning this."
May peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you; Be master of your brothers, And may your mother's sons bow down to you Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you."
"If I were to cause wild beasts to pass through the land and they depopulated it, and it became desolate so that no one would pass through it because of the beasts,
But Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.
"Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?"
But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you.
Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man."
If I sin, then You would take note of me, And would not acquit me of my guilt.
Then this one with human appearance touched me again and strengthened me.
Zion stretches out her hands; There is no one to comfort her; The LORD has commanded concerning Jacob That the ones round about him should be his adversaries; Jerusalem has become an unclean thing among them.
For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
"The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell--and great was its fall."
"You who dwell in Lebanon, Nested in the cedars, How you will groan when pangs come upon you, Pain like a woman in childbirth!
Then on the second day the heads of fathers' households of all the people, the priests and the Levites were gathered to Ezra the scribe that they might gain insight into the words of the law.
'The priest shall also make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before the LORD for his sin which he has committed, and the sin which he has committed will be forgiven him.
'The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
A day of trumpet and battle cry Against the fortified cities And the high corner towers.
And it came about when Samuel was old that he appointed his sons judges over Israel.
Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran became the father of Lot.
"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.
(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "EVERY firstborn MALE THAT OPENS THE WOMB SHALL BE CALLED HOLY TO THE LORD"),
When they brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who had gone with him, "Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings." So they came near and put their feet on their necks.
I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself;
From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the LORD, but the foundation of the temple of the LORD had not been laid.
He, leaning back thus on Jesus' bosom, said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"
then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
"I brought you into the fruitful land To eat its fruit and its good things But you came and defiled My land, And My inheritance you made an abomination.
but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.
Who knows whether He will not turn and relent And leave a blessing behind Him, Even a grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God?
"Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, since the LORD has restrained you from shedding blood, and from avenging yourself by your own hand, now then let your enemies and those who seek evil against my lord, be as Nabal.
"I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, And he will become a throne of glory to his father's house.
The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.
"My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And You wrap up my iniquity.
"Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress."
"Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You be the people's representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God,
"In the fullness of his plenty he will be cramped; The hand of everyone who suffers will come against him.
So the LORD said to Joshua, "Rise up! Why is it that you have fallen on your face?
'Further, you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.
And He ordered him to tell no one, "But go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
saying, "What shall we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.
choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
"If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
"They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof.
He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
Moses said to the LORD, "The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for You warned us, saying, 'Set bounds about the mountain and consecrate it.'"
All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, "Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?"
So the king did not listen to the people; for it was a turn of events from the LORD, that He might establish His word, which the LORD spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
Greet one another with a kiss of love Peace be to you all who are in Christ.
"Water encompassed me to the point of death The great deep engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head.
"He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken."
As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.
So the people went out and brought them and made booths for themselves, each on his roof, and in their courts and in the courts of the house of God, and in the square at the Water Gate and in the square at the Gate of Ephraim.
"Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they?
"All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns.
"Go up through her vine rows and destroy, But do not execute a complete destruction; Strip away her branches, For they are not the LORD'S.
Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ--I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!
"THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD,
Now when King David heard of all these matters, he was very angry.
In those days I saw in Judah some who were treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sacks of grain and loading them on donkeys, as well as wine, grapes, figs and all kinds of loads, and they brought them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day So I admonished them on the day they sold food.
For this reason at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and brought charges against the Jews.
The charge was two-thirds of a shekel for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to fix the hoes.
"On that day they will take up against you a taunt And utter a bitter lamentation and say, 'We are completely destroyed! He exchanges the portion of my people; How He removes it from me! To the apostate He apportions our fields.'
leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.
Now the angel of the LORD did not appear to Manoah or his wife again. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of the LORD.
Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;
So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel, and from his relatives, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and from the sons of Merari their relatives, Ethan the son of Kushaiah,
Then Gideon said to him, "O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, 'Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."
"Behold now, I have prepared my case; I know that I will be vindicated.
Then the man bowed low and worshiped the LORD.
"As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen.
"If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?
'He shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first that which is for the sin offering and shall nip its head at the front of its neck, but he shall not sever it.
"THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES."
"Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.
They responded and said to Nebuchadnezzar the king: "O king, live forever!
"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
"True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.
"They have heard that I groan; There is no one to comfort me; All my enemies have heard of my calamity; They are glad that You have done it Oh, that You would bring the day which You have proclaimed, That they may become like me.
AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, 'THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.'"
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.
Then came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah, saying,
"Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has burned me. My mother's sons were angry with me; They made me caretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.
"Therefore I will give their wives to others, Their fields to new owners; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is greedy for gain; From the prophet even to the priest Everyone practices deceit.
and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture,
But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.
"But truly we have done this out of concern, for a reason, saying, 'In time to come your sons may say to our sons, "What have you to do with the LORD, the God of Israel?
"If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.
Then the prophet came near to the king of Israel and said to him, "Go, strengthen yourself and observe and see what you have to do; for at the turn of the year the king of Aram will come up against you."
Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me."
Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?"
And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
And David was unwilling to move the ark of the LORD into the city of David with him; but David took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
"I will also cut off the cities of your land And tear down all your fortifications.
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.
"Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, 'What do these stones mean to you?'
He put garrisons in Edom. In all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David And the LORD helped David wherever he went.
And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone.
"So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
"In his place a despicable person will arise, on whom the honor of kingship has not been conferred, but he will come in a time of tranquility and seize the kingdom by intrigue.
"For seven days the one of his sons who is priest in his stead shall put them on when he enters the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place.
However, Israel did not burn any cities that stood on their mounds, except Hazor alone, which Joshua burned.
"I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.
Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I see how things go with me;
As He says also in Hosea, "I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, 'MY PEOPLE,' AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, 'BELOVED.'"
take them and purify yourself along with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads; and all will know that there is nothing to the things which they have been told about you, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Law.
Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD
"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
"As for the man who does this, may the LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who awakes and answers, or who presents an offering to the LORD of hosts.
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD, For they have borne illegitimate children Now the new moon will devour them with their land.
King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested, besides what he gave her according to his royal bounty. Then she turned and went to her own land together with her servants.
"But I withdrew My hand and acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.
'Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.'
The Chaldeans answered the king and said, "There is not a man on earth who could declare the matter for the king, inasmuch as no great king or ruler has ever asked anything like this of any magician, conjurer or Chaldean.
"Listen! My beloved! Behold, he is coming, Climbing on the mountains, Leaping on the hills!
"But shall we say, 'From men'?"--they were afraid of the people, for everyone considered John to have been a real prophet.
But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, "Is the child dead?" And they said, "He is dead."
"But if they will not listen, then I will uproot that nation, uproot and destroy it," declares the LORD.
He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD."
if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has not defiled herself,
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Then some of the sons of Benjamin and Judah came to the stronghold to David.
"And he said to them, 'An enemy has done this!' The slaves said to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?'
"But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name."
"But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall impose on them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they cry out, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'
And Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you, that this very night, before a rooster crows twice, you yourself will deny Me three times."
So they named that place Bochim; and there they sacrificed to the LORD.
It came about after the seven days, that the water of the flood came upon the earth.
"For this reason Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man.
"However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.
"For thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Just as I purposed to do harm to you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and I have not relented,
The word of the LORD also came to me, saying,
Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying in midheaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!"
"For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will.
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing; Ephraim's harlotry is there, Israel has defiled itself.
Then Hazael king of Aram went up and fought against Gath and captured it, and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
"Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry up; And He sends them out, and they inundate the earth.
'I will draw out to you Sisera, the commander of Jabin's army, with his chariots and his many troops to the river Kishon, and I will give him into your hand.'"
The greeting is in my own hand--Paul.
And a man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.
"And now, because you have done all these things," declares the LORD, "and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you but you did not answer,
He has blocked my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.
"For thus Amos says, 'Jeroboam will die by the sword and Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.'"
"Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not listen when they call to Me because of their disaster.
"Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.
"Scarcely had I left them When I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go Until I had brought him to my mother's house, And into the room of her who conceived me."
The men of the city went out and fought against Joab, and some of the people among David's servants fell; and Uriah the Hittite also died.
On the following day, he took the cover and dipped it in water and spread it on his face, so that he died. And Hazael became king in his place.
'Who struck down Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman throw an upper millstone on him from the wall so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?'--then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'"
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
"Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes.
'Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.
So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And as the ark of God came to Ekron the Ekronites cried out, saying, "They have brought the ark of the God of Israel around to us, to kill us and our people."
So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD. Also, he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and stationed them around the tent.
He then answered, "Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see."
"So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness."
The Philistines were afraid, for they said, "God has come into the camp." And they said, "Woe to us! For nothing like this has happened before.
Since Ephraim has multiplied altars for sin, They have become altars of sinning for him.
So he had the ark of the LORD taken around the city, circling it once; then they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp.
"You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the very heart of the heavens: darkness, cloud and thick gloom.
Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.
So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.
I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong;
When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah;
Enter the rock and hide in the dust From the terror of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty.
But He detected their trickery and said to them,
I urged Titus to go, and I sent the brother with him Titus did not take any advantage of you, did he? Did we not conduct ourselves in the same spirit and walk in the same steps?
"I will also spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare And I will bring him to Babylon in the land of the Chaldeans; yet he will not see it, though he will die there.
"But the eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will be no escape for them; And their hope is to breathe their last."
"The LORD said, 'Who will entice Ahab king of Israel to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one said this while another said that.
which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith Grace be with you.
Moreover, next to him the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not support the work of their masters.
"When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
They gathered it morning by morning, every man as much as he should eat; but when the sun grew hot, it would melt.
Then Absalom's servants came to the woman at the house and said, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" And the woman said to them, "They have crossed the brook of water." And when they searched and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.
"Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you His covenant and His lovingkindness which He swore to your forefathers.
being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
["If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."]
"I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world."
"He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
"If she is a wall, We will build on her a battlement of silver; But if she is a door, We will barricade her with planks of cedar."
The king replied, "I know for certain that you are bargaining for time, inasmuch as you have seen that the command from me is firm,
for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."
"Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know where you are from.'
They slice off what is on the right hand but still are hungry, And they eat what is on the left hand but they are not satisfied; Each of them eats the flesh of his own arm.
"Then if they will really learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, 'As the LORD lives,' even as they taught My people to swear by Baal, they will be built up in the midst of My people.
"Those in the west are appalled at his fate, And those in the east are seized with horror.
Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him.
The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.
So they were saying to Him, "Who are You?" Jesus said to them, "What have I been saying to you from the beginning?
"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?
"You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.
But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done,
just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,
"Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly."
The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
"I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with their abominations."
"As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.
Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge; And their honorable men are famished, And their multitude is parched with thirst.
they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
'You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to live will not spew you out.
from the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.
"He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light.
Then I sent a message to him saying, "Such things as you are saying have not been done, but you are inventing them in your own mind."
and did not inquire of the LORD. Therefore He killed him and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.
and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.